Oh hey, thanks for stopping by! First, let me introduce myself. My name is Dana (hence the clever blog name, right??). I’m a health & nutrition coach, and the brains and brawns behind this blog. Nice to meet you! Want to know more about me? Check out my Meet Dana page, or check out My Story to find out more about my health journey, what inspired me to start this blog and become a health coach.
Long story short, I love food (specifically, delicious food) and teaching people how to live healthier, happier lives. And even with competing health conditions, food allergies and intolerances, I still stand by my philosophy that Life is too short to eat boring, tasteless food. I’ll show you how sticking to real food (that makes you feel really great) and cutting out processed junk (that makes you feel like junk) can be simple, fun, delicious, and healing, all at the same time! And I’ll throw in a side of horribly witty puns, pop culture references and movie quotes. With a healthy dose of sarcasm, of course.
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I’m new here…so where/how do I start?
I know it can be crazy and overwhelming trying to start a healthier lifestyle, to take better care of yourself, to feel happier, healthier, and fantastic. Or maybe you’re just looking to find the best recipes to get you on your healthy (and delicious) way! Well, here you go friend. Here’s your starting line, with my most popular posts! You go, Glen Coco.
Looking for Recipes?
I’ve got you covered. Check out my Recipes Index for a list of all my recipes, but start with these. They’re the most popular on the whole blog, and some of my all-time favorites! read: totally mouth-watering and drool-worthy. Sorry not sorry.
Butternut Squash Breakfast Sausage
Perfect Fried Eggs
Sunny Sweet Potato Hash
Secret Recipe Guacamole (Avocado Crack Sauce)
Zucchini Cheese (Paleo, Dairy-Free, AIP)
Turmeric & Spice Chicken Drumsticks
Garlic-Ginger Pulled Pork
Spiced Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
Turkey Burgers with Cranberry Aioli & Sweet Potato Buns
“Curry” Cauliflower Rice (AIP)
Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans & Bacon
Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies
Phat Fudge. “Unicorn Fuel”
Paleo Almond Joy Cookies (No-Bake)
What about Health & Nutrition advice?
Here, I take you on my own health journey and show you what I’ve learned, hoping that you can benefit from it too! I’ve also got a whole section on whole30 resources/paleo challenges. You’ve come to the right place. Here are my most popular nutrition posts!
My Adrenal Fatigue Story, Part II: Recovery.
Could Your Type A-Lifestyle Put You On Track for Adrenal Fatigue?
the Whole30 Survival Guide
the Paleo/Whole30 Restaurant Survival Guide
How to Beat Whole30 Food Boredom
Top 10 Paleo Pantry Essentials
6 Whole30 Mistakes You Might Be Making (And How to Avoid Them!)
All-Time Favorite Whole30 Recipes
How to set SMART Goals (and New Years Resolutions)
I’m looking for…
An accountability partner, a nutrition coach, or someone to help me set goals and stick to them. Check out my Health Coaching pages to find out more on how I work with clients, and how we could work together to reach those goals.
I’m a natural products brand or publication looking for new content…
Looking for opportunities for us to work together in recipe development, freelance writing, sponsorship, guest posts, giveaways, product mentions, etc. (but wait, there’s more!) head over to this page for details.
Let’s get social!
Want to check me out on social media? Let’s be internet friends. I’d love that. Friends are my favorite.
Hope this has been helpful! Got more questions? Head over to my contact page. Contact me to let me know what you think! What recipes or nutrition articles would you love to see on Real Food with Dana? Have any suggestions? I love reading emails sent by readers. Send me a note and let’s chat!
Talk to you soon! Live awesome,